The Industry Needs a Common Understanding of How to Best Put Threat Intelligence Into Practice
“Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.” When Russian author Anton Chekhov said this more than a century ago, he very well could have been speaking of threat intelligence.
More than 80 percent of cybersecurity professionals polled by SANS (PDF) say that threat intelligence is providing them value. Most organizations are seeing value simply by aggregating massive volumes of global threat data into a central repository for sharing. But that’s just scratching the surface of what threat intelligence can do for you. Threat intelligence can accelerate security operations, and that’s when the value really emerges. Here are five common security operations challenges you can address when you put threat intelligence into practice.